|Farmersville Green Man|
An artist's depiction
The disturbing incident remained a family tradition until Silbie's grandson related the story in a letter to the Center for UFO Research (CUFOS). Silbie Latham himself was later interviewed by Larry Sessions of CUFOS, but the transcript has since been lost.
It is not to be confused with The Green Man.
No taller than 18 inches, the dark green creature was devoid of clothing save for a small hat similar to a sombrero, which was fused to his rubbery "skin." This hat was at the back of his head and was described as like a small sombrero and being shaped together with the remainder of the rubber-like skin or tight-fitting suit of the little character. On this point all witnesses appear to have been undecided as to whether the rubbery texture was skin or external suit. His arms hung downwards along the body. Curiously the little man did not respond to being seen by the boys, nor did it even move or cry out when attacked by the dogs. As Latham would recollect "He looked like a man taken for a halt."
Silbie Latham (12) and his brothers Sid and Clyde were chopping cotton on their farm, when they heard their dogs bark, as if in distress. After a few minutes they went to investigate and found a little man no more than 45cm tall, dark green in colour, his arms hanging down by his side, and wearing a little round sombrero which seemed to be part of his body, The creature was naked and appeared to be made of rubber. Before the boys could absorb any more detail the dogs pounced on the creature, tearing it apart and spreading blood and guts all over the place. The boys returned to their work but went back to the scene from time to time to see rotting remains and the dogs cowering from the spot. By the time their parents investigated all traces had disappeared.
- Suddenly, the two dogs jumped the creature and tore it to shreds, spilling red blood and organs of "human appearance." The boys, unable to stop the dogs and not likely to be believed by authorities, simply went back to work. The dogs were frightened throughout the rest of the day.